Grading the Las Vegas Raiders rookie performances in 2020 Week 13
By Nico Di Fede
The Las Vegas Raiders bounced back after a loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12 with a 31-28 win against the winless Jets. Here’s how the rookies fared.
It took rookie wide receiver Henry Ruggs III making an amazing game-winning touchdown with less than 15 seconds left in the game, which is easily the highlight of his career thus far, to get the victory for the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. For Ruggs, it was the kind of moment that he was drafted to produce, and it could not have come at a better time.
On the other hand, when it comes to the majority of the rookie class, the production is low, as are the snap counts. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing if the team continues to win, and sneak into the playoffs, but after last year’s class that produced many heavy contributors, the class has been underwhelming in comparison whether it is fair to think so are not.
This is evidenced by the fact that as the season has gone on, there has been a decreasing amount of players who see enough playing time to earn a grade. No week illustrated that more than this past week, with only a single-player having a big enough body of work to evaluate their performance.
Here are that grade and some comments on the other rookies who touched the field.